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Football

Football

Soccer, is a team sport played between two teams of eleven players, and is widely considered to be the most popular sport in the world.

It is a football variant played on a rectangular grass or artificial turf field, with a goal at each of the short ends.

The object of the game is to score by manoeuvring the ball into the opposing goal.

In general play, the goalkeepers are the only players allowed to use their hands or arms to propel the ball; the rest of the team usually use their feet to kick the ball into position, occasionally using their torso or head to intercept a ball in midair.

The team that scores the most goals by the end of the match wins.

If the score is tied at the end of the game, either a draw is declared or the game goes into extra time and/or a penalty shootout, depending on the format of the competition.

List of disciplines

  • Beach Soccer
  • Football
  • Futsal

Beach Soccer (Beasal) or Beach football is a variant of the sport of association football. The game itself is played on beaches, and emphasises skill, agility and goals. Whilst football has been played informally on the beach for years, the introduction of beach soccer was an attempt to codify rules for the game.

This was done in 1992 by the founders of Beach Soccer Worldwide, a company set to develop beach soccer and responsible for the majority of its tournaments to this day.

The irregularity of the soft-sand playing surface leads to a style of play where players must improvise. The compact pitch (measuring 28x37 metres) allows players to score from anywhere.

This leads to high scoring games, with an average of sixty attempts at goal in a single game, with an average scoring rate of one goal every 3-4 minutes — eleven goals in total per Game.

Football is one of the most widely played and oldest games in existence. The ancient Chinese, Greeks and Romans played something very similar to Football long before the English Kings in the 1300s and 1400s tried to outlaw what they described as a violent sport.

In modern terms, Football began when the Football Association of England was founded in 1863. The game was spread throughout the world by English sailors who used to play it wherever they went.

Men's Association football was an Asian Games sport since the 1951 edition. Women's football competition began on 1990.

Since 2002 Asian Games, age limit for men teams is under-23, same as the age limit in football competitions at the Summer Olympics, while three over aged players are allowed among each squad.

Football was incorporated into the Asian Games in 1951.

List of events

  • men

    1. TEAM

  • women

    1. TEAM

  • boys

    1. TEAM

Futsal is an indoor version of association football. Its name is derived from the Portuguese, which can be translated as 'indoor football'. Futsal is played between two teams of five players, one of whom is the goalkeeper. In addition each team may have 7 substitutes.

Unlike some other forms of indoor football, the court is delimited by lines, and not walls or boards that players can use to rebound the ball. Futsal is played with a smaller ball with less bounce than a football.

The emphasis is on improvisation, creativity and technique. Other forms of indoor football games, which are played by somewhat different rules, exist and may be referred to as indoor football, five-a-side football or indoor soccer.

Those games predate the formulation of official (FIFA) rules of futsal.

List of events

  • men

    1. FUTSAL

  • women

    1. FUTSAL

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